We were students. We had some light and sound equipment, and we started organizing wedding parties to make some money. Our passion was computer software programming and electronic development.
1989 – 0 to 10 Volts
The first multi task computer is born; welcome to the computer Commodore Amiga! (multitask with 256KB of RAM)
We design printed circuit boards, with 0-10V outputs, to drive our lighting equipment with this outstanding computer.
1994 – DMX 512
The new Commodore Amiga computer is more compact, and a new communication protocol called “dmx512” is borned. We design a compact “parallel port to dmx 512” interface.
2000 – Windows
Microsoft Windows is more and more present on the market, and Amiga Commodore less and less. We introduce a new software for Microsoft Windows 98. In the meantime, we design a new serial port to dmx interface with standalone ability. We are now able to run a PC-programmed lightshow without a computer.
2005 – USB
The usb technology is now reliable (thanks to Windows XP). It is time for us to release our first “usb to dmx” interface: the famous “SweetBox” !
2009 – Macbook
Times change. Apple is back on the computer market with the Intel-based processor Macbooks (same processor as for Windows computers). We release our first multi-platform software for Windows and MacOS computers.
2016 – Ethernet
We now see IP devices everywhere (video camera, coffee machine, …). We introduce a standalone “Ethernet to dmx” interface with embedded web server. You can now control your lightshow with your smartphone from everywhere, without any computer.